Before cementing her name into the top realms of the industry through the role of Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot often struggled to land any prominent roles outside the Fast and Furious franchise. And following her constant struggle, Gal Gadot almost left the world of movies behind after losing George Miller’s magnum opus to the Atomic Blonde star Charlize Theron.
And even though the Israeli actress considered leaving the world of Cinema once and for all, not long after the rejection, Gadot was bestowed with the role of Wonder Woman in the DC universe.
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Gal Gadot almost got the role of Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road
Before landing her breakthrough role in the DCEU, which eventually launched her into stardom, Gal Gadot came close to getting a shot at the role of Furiosa and starred alongside Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road. In the Award Chatter podcast, the Wonder Woman actress recalled that she was eventually axed from the role because she wasn’t a big name in the industry back then and Charlize Theron was hired instead. She stated,
“I had so many almosts for big, great things, but I was never big enough of a name. They always need someone. It was always me and ‘the big name’.”
But despite losing the role to Charlize Theron, Gadot clarified that she doesn’t hold any grudge against the actress and stated, “Charlize, I love. We have Patty Jenkins in common”. But it wasn’t the only time when the actress was sidelined from a prominent role, as Gadot revealed that she was often rejected from various roles before leading the Wonder Woman movie.
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Gal Gadot almost quit acting due to constant rejections
Before becoming one of the most influential stars in the industry, Gal Gadot almost decided to leave acting behind due to her constant struggles at earning prominent roles outside the Fast and Furious franchise. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Gal Gadot recalled that during her struggling period, the actress wasn’t sure about her future in the industry and almost quit acting. She stated,
“This profession, the rejection, ooh dude, it’s tough. I had so many almosts, and another camera test and another role, and another role, and I was like, telling my husband, ‘I’m not sure how long I can take it, dragging my family to Los Angeles, doing this “
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But despite losing Mad Max: Fury Road, which went on to garner $510 million at the box office, Gal Gadot’s persistence eventually paid off, as she went on to become the face of DCEU. And despite the cancellation of the Wonder Woman threequel, Gadot might continue to portray the character under the leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran.